Helen Beatrix was born in London in 1866 to Rupert and Helen Potter. We know her better as Beatrix Potter, one of the most beloved and well-read authors that Britain has produced, amongst the likes of Shakespeare, Austen and the Brontes.
Where Beatrix differs is her intended audience - children. Her stories have sustaining appeal not only for each new generation of children but also for the adults who remember them fondly.
The characters in Beatrix's books mainly focused on personified animals and many of them, particularly the later works, were given "human" names. Here is a list of the characters that appear in her stories. Some are, quite clearly, intended for animals and not children, but I have added them to the list for interest. I haven't included surnames e.g Mrs Tiggy-winkle.